Just €18.30 feeds a child for a whole school year.

Every child deserves an education and enough to eat.


Mary’s Meals vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.  Working together with those who share our vision, we believe there is no good reason why this cannot be realised.

Open quote mark What’s important to us is the hungry child. When there are hungry children in front of us today, we’re going to feed them, and at the same time we’re going to work on the solution to getting them fed in the long term, creating a global movement of people who believe in this vision. Close quote mark
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Mary’s Meals Founder and global CEO

Mary’s Meal’s Mission

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from many walks of life and different backgrounds. The mission of Mary’s Meals is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities. We welcome all into the Mary’s Meals family and we believe everyone has something important to contribute to the realisation of this vision.

The Diocese of Ferns is very proud to support the Mary’s Meal Charity.  Through our own educational system in post primary schools, we hope to encourage our young people to support their brothers and sisters in other countries.  This is hopes to achieve through the following:

  • John Paul II Awards
  • Key fundraising ideas such as The Backpack Project or Year Porridge Fast are just some of the ways in which we hope to support this worthy cause.
  • We were delighted to be involved in a Music Project which involved 66 young people from Seven diocese including our own Diocese of Ferns along with two classes of young students from Kenya, took part in a music project for Holy Week 2021.  The project was co-ordinated by the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore. Bishop of Waterford Lismore; Phonsie Cullinan officially launched the project along with principals, teachers and the students over Zoom in late March of this year. We were so delighted to have Magnus speak at the launch event.  You can view the video here : https://youtu.be/jAopVZUJGpE Thanks to St Peter’s Secondary School and Loreto Wexford for their participation.

Other Fundraising opportunities:

  • Wexford’s Monthly online Quiz €5 entry not limited to Ireland.  It is great fun and takes place the last Friday of each month. Please consider joining Aprils Quiz Fri 30th 8pm to enter use this link bit.ly/QuizforMM
  • Fr Eamonn Kelly has reprinted his book entitled ‘ Please Feed a Child; Reflections on the life transforming work of Mary’s Meals’.  If you would like a copy please email fernsda@ferns.ie. Cost of €5 donation (incls postage).

If you would like to help us raise money for Mary’s Meals please email Colette at fernsda@ferns.ie.  

Just €18.30 feeds a child for a whole school year.